Adobe has recently launched a site re-design. A fair amount of chatter as to what features individuals view as improvements and which are viewed as cumbersome. (ie: Home page has nearly half the page taken up by an animation. Nice animation…but 1/2 the site area is gone to an ad.)
That said, what I find most interesting to note is that nearly all the links point to folders rather than files. I can see a number of advantages with this sort of design implementation. First and foremost being that if you change back end server technology you do not need to change your paths. It’s no longer page.html, .cfm, .php, etc. Now it’s simply http://www.domain.com/page/
You can change your whole backend and people’s book marks would remain valid. There is a lot to be said for such a design implementation.
Downside? Well, for Adobe, considering they sell Coldfusion (a back end server), it now reduces the presence of the .cfm pages. So there could be a marketing loss.